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Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

Junction 4.6 Km On Route 618 Turn Right Onto Road To Arenas Del Mar, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#5 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Just when you thought easy beach access in Manuel Antonio didn't exist... We know. It can be tough to decide on the perfect spot to spend your vacation — especially in Manuel Antonio! You’d love the best hotel that’s close to the beach with loungers and umbrellas and cocktails. You’d love to see monkeys and sloths. You’d love a great meal. Arenas Del Mar in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is that easy beachfront luxury resort you’ve been searching for. Beachfront. Ocean views. Rainforest. Wildlife. Manuel Antonio National Park on your doorstep and adventure at your fingertips. What you’ll remember most is our easy atmosphere. You’ll have all the luxuries only the best hosts can provide. Let us show you what your Costa Rica vacation could look like at Arenas Del Mar. You’ll be well-taken care of. Arenas Del Mar is a proud member of the award-winning Cayuga Collection.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Grade: 61 out of 100
33Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Marty wrote a review Sep 9
Winfield, Illinois36 contributions4 helpful votes
My adult daughter and I enjoyed a full week in this paradise, right on the beach with all the amenities. From the amazing views to the wildlife, super friendly & helpful staff, excellent food, guided tours, pools, private beach … everything was wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Happy_Tica wrote a review Jun 2021
California551 contributions52 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Arenas del Mar is the best complete hotel experience in Costa Rica. The hotel is ideally located on property facing the ocean, surrounded by the jungle, and with access to the beach. The rooms are well design meeting a perfect balance between luxury and sustainability. Out suite had comfortable beds with top-of-the-line sheets and towels, a beautiful balcony with an outdoor jacuzzi, and 180-degree ocean views. Complimentary: tico-bar with beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks, laundry, and activities at no extra charge. Local and international calls are free of charge. We took the Sustainability Tour and were very impressed about all the effort and commitment of Cayuga Collection and Arenas del Mar to maintain this balance between Luxury, Hotel, Community, and Environment. The staff: friendly and professional, every person we met appeared to feel proud to be a part of this hotel. The quality of the food, the services, and all the vacation experiences was outstanding. Since the day we arrived in Arenas del Mar, all the staff ensured to provide the best experience ever. Excellent chefs and staff guarantee a whole gastronomic experience every time we ate there. When you get to Arenas del Mar, you forget that the rest of the world exists, and this paradise melts into your soul. The hotel offers a shuttle to the national park, Quepos, and surrounding areas for a low fee. The hotel can also arrange transportation from the airport and to the hotel. Directors of Operations, managers, drivers, housekeepers, front desk, restaurant and barternders, and all staff work as team members, and make sure your vacation is a complete success. We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Hans Pfister, General Manager at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded Jun 21, 2021
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are especially happy that you took the time to go on our back-of-the-house sustainability tour. I wish all of our guests would do that. It really makes a difference. We offer this tour at all the Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges. Maybe you get to visit another one on your next trip. Glad to hear you will be back. See you soon.
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DanV1970 wrote a review Aug 2021
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida8 contributions7 helpful votes
We had six of us, my wife and I, our three kids ages 18, 17, & 14, and a boyfriend age 19 stay at Arenas Del Mar in July 2021. The resort was amazing. We do a lot of travel, and absolutely loved this resort. It greatest asset was the staff who attended to our every need. In addition to the staff, the property is incredible as it resides in a rainforest that meets with a private beach on the Pacific. Our rooms and beds were comfortable, the breakfasts that come with your room is fantastic, and the animals onsite were very cool to watch. We saw tons of monkeys, a couple of sloths, iguanas, and several rabbit like creatures (I cant remember their names). The beaches are very good for surfing, boogie-boarding, body surfing, etc....We had activities/tours set up each day and left early on multiple occasions where they packed us a breakfast to go. The guys who took you around the property on golf carts (it is extremely hilly and resides on 11 acres), as well as the servers, concierge, and front desk staff were so nice and accommodating. The spa was ok in my opinion, however, everything else was unbelievable. I had a chance to chat with the managing director of the resort a couple of times and he truly valued our candid feedback and was very engaging. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone travelling in this area.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Hans Pfister, Other at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded Aug 9, 2021
Dear Dan, thanks for this wonderful and complete review. We really appreciate this feedback and hope you and your family come back soon. Very few luxury hotels and none in Manuel Antonio are able to offer this combination of beachfront location, Pacific and National Park Views as well as an 11-acre private rain forest reserve and great wildlife viewing. By the way, the rabbit-like animals are called agutis. And thanks for the comment on our staff. You are right. They do make the difference and we believe that old-fashioned friendly and efficient service still goes a long way. Greetings from sunny Manuel Antonio.
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thunderbirder wrote a review Jul 2021
Mobile, Alabama9 contributions5 helpful votes
This place is pitiful. It’s filthy, the beach was unkempt, the walkways are dirty and old, the rooms are dated with cracked tile and glass, filthy refrigerators and bathrooms, stained furniture, and the entire place was a dreadful nightmare. But pictures are worth 1000 words, so let mine paint the image.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hans Pfister, Other at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded Jul 30, 2021
Dear Thunderbirder: We are sorry that you have had such a disappointing experience at our property. We appreciate your feedback and have taken immediate action to continue to improve. We proudly cherish giving outstanding service and unique experiences. Again, we are sorry this was not your case and at the same time, we are thankful for your feedback such that we can correct these areas. We hope that, if you do visit us again in the future, we will be able to prove to you how much our staff cares deeply about their job and our property.
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Mario K wrote a review Jul 2021
14 contributions14 helpful votes
Visited with my HS graduate son before going to college. Room 703A. Pros: great view. Two accesible beaches. One public and one private. Outstanding staff in every encounter. Breakfast included. Lunch in the Playitas restaurant and dinner in the larger restaurant by the reception. Food is varied and always excellent. Excursions arranged by the hotel are safe The hotel has an efficient golf cart transportation service that carries guests to the rooms, beaches and Playita Restaurant. Easy walk to Manuel Antonio town. Taxi=$10.00 Cons: long trip from San Jose The golf cart system is efficient and easy to use. But you have to use it to go places. Guest need to be in somehow good physical shape to navigate the premises.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$412 - $965 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa Biesanz (0.4 miles) and La Playita (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shana Restaurante, Rico Tico Jungle Grill, and TuleCafe Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.